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Do we love killing?

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3/28/2015 9:45:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
It's a fair question because in the media we always see people killing each other and fighting.

There's blood and gore in the tv shows we watch. And sometimes a show isn't worth our attention unless it has deaths in it.

So do we love it when people kill each other? Are we addicted to death?

How many shows of 'peace' are our favourites? Where the characters are finding love and understanding and not fighting each other bloody?

I love conflict in stories. And I like shows with death.

Does that mean I love people killing each other? Is that how I can look at the news and a man dies and I go 'yeah, alright'? Like it's normal.

But no. I cringe sometimes. I close my eyes when a throat is slit. It's disturbing still.

And yet I come back to watch more. GOT, Breaking Bad, Arrow. It's just damn good fun.

Should I feel bad? What is guilt anyway? Guilt to like entertainment? To like being thrilled? Why do we laugh when someone hurts themselves? Is that a sign of a sociopath?

Why do we censor nudity? But blood and gore? Torture? That's all fine?

Just as in the words of George R.R Martin, "I can describe an axe entering a human skull in great explicit detail and no one will blink twice at it. I provide a similar description, just as detailed, of a penis entering a vagina, and I get letters about it and people swearing off."

Why do we like violence so much?
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3/31/2015 1:54:28 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I dont think it's love, I think it's curiosity.

I used to love violent films and mutilation made me curious. Then the saw and hostel franchisees which left nothing to the imagination. So I'm no longer curious or want to watch violent movies.

Same goes for 50 shades. I watch way too much porn to care about a women exploring bdsm with a psychopath.